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Infrastructure

If you drive from Washington, DC to Brooklin, ME you certainly won’t feel like you’re driving through a country in which there are no potentially useful infrastructure projects that could be undertaken during the several-year period of elevated unemployment that we’re now projected to face. For example, there’s the bridge from New Hampshire to Maine: “The application says the bridge is ‘structurally deficient’ and ‘functionally obsolete’ and has a weight limit of three tons.”

And that’s to say nothing of ideas that are a bit more forward-thinking than roads and bridges — new electrical grid, GPS-equipped buses that display arrival times at stops, supertrains, etc.

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